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James Blackwell Phelan

Doctoral Candidate

mostly studies modernist and postmodern fiction and poetry. He is especially interested in big, unwieldy, super-referential works, such as Ulysses and The Cantos, and in questions to do with attention, reading practice, editing and annotation, encyclopedism, the place of literature in private life and the wider world, and the trouble and potential emerging as literature migrates onto screens and online.